PPE launches new low temperature FFKM Perlast ICE at OTC

by Donna Maskell | Apr 19, 2012
Innovative new low temperature perfluoroelastomer goes sub-zero

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a leading manufacturer of high performance sealing solutions has launched Perlast ICE G75LT, a revolutionary low temperature perfluoroelastomer material for use in oil and gas applications. Perlast ICE G75LT is the latest innovation to be introduced to the market by PPE, developed to perform under extreme conditions, in temperatures as low as -40°C (-40°F).

The material offers the thermal and chemical resistance superiority associated with perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) but now with extremely low temperature capabilities. The exceptional low temperature properties are achieved by polymer structure changes, rather than additive techniques, which provides reliable, repeatable and sustained sealing performance.

Perlast ICE is well suited to pumps, valves and equipment, stored or operated in low temperatures, in downstream and upstream applications where aggressive chemical conditions exist. With exploration, production and transportation being carried out in increasingly hostile, sub-zero environments, companies are seeking innovative sealing solutions that perform consistently, add value and are easy to source.

Perlast ICE has been developed in response to demand from companies operating in areas such as Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and Russia where temperatures can remain well below the capabilities of traditional perfluoroelastomers for much of the year. 

Perlast ICE is the latest addition to PPE’s portfolio of high performance elastomers which consistently deliver effective sealing in demanding applications. Managing Director of PPE, Paul Gillyon, said: “We are delighted to introduce Perlast ICE to the market and we are confident that it will address a need to provide reliable, durable and highly effective sealing in extreme conditions where other materials have been known to fail. During recent trials, Perlast ICE has consistently performed extremely well."

“We are excited about this new, innovative material and are looking forward to working with customers to help solve their difficult sealing challenges.”

In addition to developing novel elastomer materials such as Perlast ICE, PPE also provides customers with unrivalled levels of quality, customer service and technical support. Its cellular manufacturing process enables rapid delivery times, as fast as 48 hours for on-demand manufacture and extreme flexibility to respond to customers’ needs.

To find out more about the revolutionary new material Perlast ICE G75LT, please visit PPE’s website at www.prepol.com/ice telephone +44 (0) 1254 295400 or email prepol.sales@idexcorp.com


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